Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Lori Zimmer
PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

The MetroCards take over the 3,500 square feet of exhibition space at RH Gallery, making for an incredibly large collection of upcycled mini paintings.. The tiny pieces of plastic take…

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Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

The walls of the small 350 square foot apartment have become David’s own personal art gallery. Framed photos, paintings, and vintage advertisements join the resident’s own collages,…

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Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Urban Librarians Unite has been coming to the rescue of book-loving residents in many of NYC's Hurricane Sandy-hit neighborhoods. The literary Samaritans have begun installing…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

Image ©TheClookie The snow from last weekend’s winter storm Nemo has mostly melted, but one resilient snowman in Washington Heights simply refuses to melt! The ten-foot-tall…

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Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Although Santiago Calatrava’s design for 80 South Street has been laid to rest, the lot may soon see an arguably even more exciting tower covered in edible farms. Local architect…

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Fantastic Snow Sculptures Pop Up on the High Line After Winter Storm Nemo

Fantastic Snow Sculptures Pop Up on the High Line After Winter Storm Nemo

Winter storm Nemo provided snow sculptors with PLENTY of material for the High Line's annual Sculpt-Off.  Living in a big city like New York, many of us don’t have the yard space (or…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

This year, the Outsider Art Fair took residence in the former Dia Foundation Building on 22nd Street, which has remained vacant since Dia moved their offices several years ago.…

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Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

The World Trade Center site, and all of Lower Manhattan for that matter, is poised on ground that has an extreme disadvantage in regards to flooding since it is man-made land built on a…

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"Bloody" MetroCards Raise Awareness About How to Prevent Subway Deaths in NYC

New York's Transit Workers Union is dead tired of all of the subway accidents that have been occurring in the city, and yesterday they unleashed a campaign about a practice that could…

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Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field - as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino.…

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined NYC’s new Hurricane Sandy Recovery plan, which shows how the allotted $1.77 billion in federal grants will be used. The funds will aid…

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American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

The exhibition covers both historical and present day methods of farming as well as how food is transported, cooked and eaten all around the world. Visitors are first greeted with a…

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Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Photo: Taken by Guy L'Heureux during the "Tapis de sucre - 3" exhibition by Aude Moreau at the Darling Foundry in 2008 Considering that Hurricane Sandy ravaged entire neighborhoods,…

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Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the…

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NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

The exciting photos show construction sites taking the shape of NYC's subway stations, with progress barreling along. According to Gothamist, the MTA said that the cavern at 86th…

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nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

The space-saving features include Murphy beds that come down from the walls and transforming tables that fold up when not in use. Micro NY will test out the adAPT NYC pilot program,…

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The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

DontFlushMe is a notification system that allows New Yorkers to take sewage overflow into their own hands (and we mean that in the least disgusting way possible). We first met…

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Image ©fredcamino Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite…

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east…

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Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Guerilla crochet artist Olek has been enlivening New York City streets with her fresh yarn creations for the past few years. Now her most recent Manhattan installations pay tribute to…

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PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

Each spring, flecks and granules of pollen dot the air and our clothes and smatter themselves across our windshields — their brilliant color unnoticed in such miniscule amounts. But…

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